Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Alice Marie Conwell

Alice Marie Conwell, 90, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away on Thurs., Feb. 4, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla.

She was a homemaker born in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 26, 1925, to the late Troy and Mallie Martin Davis.

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She is survived by cousins and many friends.

Graveside services were held on Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Dave Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

Arthur Stewart Caraway

Arthur Stewart Caraway, 79, passed away on Feb. 2, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and brothers, Charles and Edward Glen Caraway.

Survivors include one brother, James A. Caraway; and three sisters, Mamie L. Williams, Clara Eloise Copeland and Mary Ada Hambry of Ovett, Miss.

The family held a private memorial.

Charles Hubert Caraway

Charles Hubert Caraway, 85, died peacefully at his residence Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1930, to the late Hub and Carrie Caraway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Edward Glen Caraway and Arthur Stewart Caraway; his son, Charles Larry Caraway; two wives, Bobby Lou Farell Caraway; and mother of his three sons, Leona Caraway.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Debbie Caraway; two sons, Terry Franklin Caraway and Timothy Keith Caraway; three sisters, Mamie Louise Caraway Williams of Atmore, Clara Eloise Caraway Copeland of Atmore and Mary Ada Caraway Hamby of Mississippi; one brother, James Alex Caraway of Atmore; five step children; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pattie Marvine Odom

Pattie Marvine Odom Stone, 88, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away on Thurs., Feb. 4, 2016.

She was born on June 5, 1927, in in Perry, Fla., to the late Marvin and Bennie Ethel Cash Odom. She was a graduate of Taylor County High School in Perry, in 1945. Florida State University conferred on her a bachelor’s degree in 1948 and a master’s degree in 1968. She did other course work at Stetson, Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida. During her high school and college years, she worked at various jobs. On Aug. 27 1948, Pattie Odom married George G. Stone in the First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Fla.

Mrs. Stone taught in the Escambia County, Fla., schools for 37 years and was active in various teachers’ organizations and fraternities during this time. She was Teacher of the Year in Escambia County, Fla. in 1975, and was the recipient of Freedoms Foundation a Valley Forge Medal for being an outstanding teacher of Americanism and the American economic system in 1978 — one of only 33 medals given nationwide. She was also very active in political and civic endeavors in Northwest Florida, serving on a variety of boards and committees, involving education, health, lobbying for Escambia Education Association and government. Mrs. Stone joined First Presbyterian Church in Atmore on Dec.12, 1954, and was ordained an elder on Feb. 24, 1969, for the class of 1971. Later, Mrs. Stone served as an elder from 1972-1974, 1976-1980 and 1980-1981. During her years in this church, she was active in the women of the church, VBS, and youth group, Sunday School and served as clerk of the session, a commissioner to presbytery, Synod and General Assembly. In her later years, she was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Atmore. One of her favorite activities was traveling the world.

Her parents; husband, George G. Stone; and a brother, Dean Odom, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Ruth Stone of Tallahassee, Laura (Jerry) Ferrell of Uriah, Jean (Glen) Wiggins of Walnut Hill, Fla., Bruce (Anita) Stone of Miami, Fla. and Bob (Cathy) Stone of Springfield, Va.; her brother, Bo (Brenda) Odom of Rome, Ga.; and three sisters, Jo Ellen (Charles) Brantley of Foley Linda (Cliff) Kirk of Belize, and Marilyn (David) Culpepper of Perry, Fla. She had 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held on Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Debora Bishop officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Methodist Church Children’s Home, 3140 Zelda Court, Montgomery, AL 36177-9257.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Burl Vinson

Vernon Burl Vinson, 87, passed away on Feb. 6, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband and father who will be deeply missed.

Vernon was a Pensacola native, retired from Pensacola Naval Air Station. He was a member of the Pensacola Camellia Club and an active member of Presley Street Baptist Church in Atmore.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean; sons, David (Islamorada, Fla.) and Danny (Jessica); and grandchildren, Ian, Ansis and Sophia (Raleigh, N.C.).

The family would like to thank the ladies at Southern Care Hospice Services in Atmore for their compassionate care.

Graveside Services were held on Tues., Feb. 9, 2016, from the Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with the Rev. Mike Grindle conducting services.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie James Wiggins Sr.

Mr. Willie James Wiggins Sr., a resident of Atmore, passed away on Feb. 8, 2016, at a local hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mayberry Funeral Home.